Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Run...Don't Walk

The rumors are true! A special, revived edition of the beloved Domino magazine hit the newsstands today. I'm running to pick up my copy!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Was it all a dream?

I keep asking myself, "Was it all a dream?" since returning from our fabulous vacation two weeks ago. The week was literally a small slice of heaven. We headed down to Guana Cay, a small island in the Bahamas, for a week of sun, good food, and fellowship. This little island is not easy to get to, but it's worth it. I love to travel and I consider getting there part of the adventure! After two planes, a ferry and a golf cart, we made it to our house for the week.

I could go on, but I thought I'd let the photos do the talking. I know people check blogs and FB for photos anyway...admit it. I do!

the beach

Baker's Bay (a fabulously designed resort)

The week was incredible mainly because of the friends we were with!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Oh my!

So I didn't read the "small print" on that watercolor I was oohing and ahhing over in my most recent post. As much as I love it from afar, I think I'd rather stick to a classic and order one from here.

Inspirational White

I'm back! Last week was a like a dream, and I can't wait to share with you a few photos and stories. However, getting my to-do lists crossed off at work is priority, so I'm going to have to wait until this evening to get my photos loaded, etc.

We arrived back in the US on Saturday night, which meant I had all day on Sunday to rest, do laundry and read the Sunday NY Times, which is always one of the highlights of my weekend. I do thumb through all the sections, but I never miss the Style, Travel and NY T Style Magazine. Those sections I read front to back, and I always am wanting for more. The writing is fabulous, and it's the perfect way to provide me a surge of inspiration before I jump into the work week.

Yesterday I came across a fantastic article featuring the London town home of designer Harriet Anstruther. Her home is similar to mine in that it consists primarily of a black and white scheme with pops of color. When planning out our renovation, I knew I wanted to do a similar scheme and make our home "graphic." Harriet puts in well in her explanation of why she went with white, " Clarity keeps me calm. I like the architecture to be the story, and [white allows you to] to see the silhouette."

Many people are afraid of white walls, fearing the look will be too sterile or look "unfinished." However, I've never strayed from considering white as a color option for the wall. It can provide a blank canvas for art, colorful furniture or beautiful patterns. They tend to leap out of the interior space and act like a punctuation mark. Here are photos of her house to prove my theory....

I NEED that watercolor painting

all photos via NYT Magazine